Baker Free Library


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Baker Free Library

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The Baker Free Library strives to provide educational resources and high-quality programs to children of all ages. In the Children's Room, you'll find books and materials for every type of reader, and a full calendar of programs designed with every age group in mind. To learn about programs for our youngest patrons, please visit this page. For school-age children, read on below!

 

Library Cards

Library cards are free and available to all Bow residents age 6 or older. Visit the library to get yours! Parents/caregivers will need to show proof of Bow residence when signing up. Dunbarton residents who attend Bow schools are also eligible for a free library card.


Tinker Kits

Borrow more than just books!

NEW IN 2021! With a library card, families can now borrow Tinker Kits from the Baker Free Library. These kits include two books each on a scientific topic, as well as games, toys and manipulatives that help children explore and engage with the word around them. Currently, the library circulates 5 Tinker Kits:

Magnetism Kit
Recommended for Ages 3-6

Nature Kit
Recommended for Ages 4+

Coding Kit
Recommended for Ages 7+

Ocean Kit (2)
Recommended for Ages 4+

Simply search for "Tinker Kit" in the library catalog to learn more. The library also circulates a telescope for budding stargazers! The Orion StarBlast 4.5 Reflector Telescope, provided by the New Hampshire Astronomical Society, is available to borrow with a valid library card (borrower must be 18 or older).


Great Stone Face Book Award

The Great Stone Face Book Award is sponsored by the Children's Librarians of New Hampshire (CLNH), and is given each year to an author whose book receives the most votes from fourth through sixth grade students throughout the state. Each year, a committee chooses 20 recently published titles, which children then use as a guide for voting. The vote takes place every April during National Library Week, and the winner is announced in May. The purpose of the award is to promote reading enjoyment, to increase awareness of contemporary writing, and to allow children to honor their favorite books and authors.

The winner of the Great Stone Face Award for 2022 is Ground Zero by Alan Gratz!

Stop by the Great Stone Face Display at the Library to check out the 2020-2021 nominees.  We have multiple copies of each title available, including several audiobooks. We also offer eBooks and audiobooks to download through the Libby app.